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Best of New York Food 2004

Best for a Group of Ten

  • Hal Rubenstein's Pick

    Calle Ocho

    446 Columbus Avenue, 212-873-5025

    Lots of space, a sense of celebration, and Doug Rodriguez’s food. That’s a party.

  • Adam Platt's Pick


    210 East 46th Street, 212-687-4855

    No one’s better at handling unruly herds of carnivores.

  • Robin Raisfeld's Pick

    Blue Ribbon Bakery

    3 Downing Street, 212-337-0404

    The snug basement alcove is so close to the open kitchen and bread oven it’s practically a chef’s table.

  • Rob Patronite's Pick


    63-42 108th Street, Forest Hills, Queens

    For footlong skewers of charcoal-grilled meat and a BYOB vodka-induced frenzy.

From the 2004 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).